Mass Rapid Transit, Nairobi – Kenia

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Mass Rapid Transit, Nairobi – Kenia


Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is one of the fastest growing metropolises in the world; characterized by significant traffic congestion throughout the city. The current public transport shares the road network with the individual traffic and therefore is very inefficient.


On behalf of the Kenyan Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, PB CONSULT plans together with JBG and ETC an efficient transport system that includes commuter rail and BRT; as well as a network adapted minibus transport system (matatus):

  • analysis and partial integration of previous relevant studies
  • network development for the analysis and forecast horizon, based on current and extrapolated data from traffic surveys, by using macroscopic traffic simulation
  • strategic implementation including institutional recommendations

On this basis, a bus rapid transit line (Jogoo Road Corridor) is planned in detail by using microscopic traffic simulation:

  • traffic surveys
  • detailed road alignment including PT stops, turning loops, depots, workshops and other facilities
  • operational concepts
  • maintenance concepts

Ministry of Transport and
Infrastructure (MOT&I)

Handling period:
2014 – 2015


  • analysis of previous studies that are relevant to the transport development in Nairobi
  • network development of public transport
  • system decision
  • detailed planning of a bus rapid transit line (BRT)

JBG Gauff Ingenieure
ETC Transport Consultants